The British Film Institute (BFI) on London's South Bank is devoting the weekend from 8th-10th June to anime. It will be showing eight films, mixing the old and the new. Here is a full schedule of events.
8th June, 18.00: From Up on Poppy Hill - "The new film from Studio Ghibli is a compelling coming-of-age tale set just before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics."
8th June, 20.00: Fullmetal Alchemist 2 - The Sacred Star of Milos - Features a Q&A session with director Kazuya Murata and producer Masahiko Minami after the screening.
9th June, 16.00: Oblivion Island - "A masked creature takes a girl to a magical land in search of her late mother's hand mirror."
9th June, 18.30: Children who Chase Lose Voices from Deep Below - "An encounter with a bear-like creature brings a girl into contact with a warrior from an underground land."
9th June, 21.00: Gintama - The Movie - "An epic samurai sci-fi treat based on the hugely popular manga."
10th June, 16.00: A Letter from Momo - "A delightful anime that deals with big issues with great fun and imaginative flair."
10th June, 18.30: The Princess and the Pilot - "A beautiful girl from a noble family embarks on a perilous air journey with an ace pilot."
10th June, 20.45: Akira - "Seminal anime which almost single-handedly introduced the genre to audiences outside of Japan."